Mung Bean Brew – a Coffee Substitute

A Coffee Substitute - Mung Bean Brew Recipe
This recipe was generously shared by a patient who, rather creatively, handled her love of coffee with a healthy substitute. Enjoy!
I created this recipe to take the place of not having any coffee or caffeine during the Root Cause Medical Clinic elimination diet. When I was first cooking mung beans to eat, I thought they smelled faintly like coffee. I wondered if one might roast the beans, grind them, and brew them like coffee with some added spices and flavoring. And thus, I created Mung Bean Brew. There are so many ways to enjoy it with your own additions. Some suggestions are below.
3.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Beverage, Drinks

Equipment

  • Coffee Grinder

Ingredients
  

  • Spices
  • cinnamon
  • cardamom
  • clove
  • Chai tea
  • fennel
  • coriander
  • black pepper
  • ginger
  • carob powder - My own version for a chocolate-like taste

Instructions
 

To prepare the mung bean powder: (recommended to be done ahead of time)

  • Roast mung beans either in a toaster oven at 300 – 350 degrees or can do larger scale in the oven on a cookie sheet. Just keep an eye on it till the beans go from green to a nice dark brown (a little lighter than the color of coffee beans).
  • Use a coffee grinder to reduce the roasted beans to a powder.
  • Next mix in the spices

To prepare a mug of mung bean brew:

  • Fill up a Pyrex-type glass measuring cup with ¾ cup water and ¾ cup milk (I use almond milk).
  • Stir in 1-2 heaping spoonfuls of mung bean powder.
  • Heat up in the microwave for about 1:30 to 2:00 minutes – keep an eye on it so it doesn’t boil over.
  • Meanwhile, prep your mug with a dash of honey and a dash of vanilla. I also like to stir in some coconut oil to impart a richer flavor.
  • Next, strain the heated mung bean mixture into your prepared mug and enjoy.
  • Note: For a richer taste, substitute canned coconut milk for the almond milk, though I would use more water and less coconut milk.

Notes

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